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« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2015, 07:13:55 PM »

Smiley Smile--Acid Doowop

That or Fractured Frown.

It definitely needed a new name, that's for sure. Nothing else I think of really suits it either tho

Did Brian (or anyone else for that matter) ever explain what exactly a 'smiley smile' is?
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« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2015, 08:03:41 PM »


Did Brian (or anyone else for that matter) ever explain what exactly a 'smiley smile' is?

This A-hole did.

https://soundcloud.com/paul_phipps/smiley-smile-a-wednesday-night-improv
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« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2015, 08:23:57 PM »

M.I.U
Lost In Iowa


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« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2015, 08:53:16 PM »

Surfin' Safari to Meet the Beach Boys!
Surfin' USA to The Beach Boys Second Album
Little Deuce Coupe to Something Partially New
Shut Down Vol. 2 to Beach Boys V
Lost and Found to The Early Beach Boys
The Beach Boys Today! to Today, Not Yesterday
All Summer Long to Beach Boys '65
Pet Sounds to California Soul
Smiley Smile to The Green Album
Wild Honey to Let It Cool Out
20/20 to Capitol Tower
Smile to Wilson
Sunflower to Meet the Beach!
Love You to Wilson II
Ha! And Pacific Ocean Blue to One Virgin with some glorious cover/back photos!
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« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2015, 09:45:36 PM »

I finally got to 1971 and finalized the revised tracklist for (the now former) Surf's Up. With its title track now (retroactively) at home on my version of Smile, I added the "missing" Dennis songs and retitled the album End Of the Trail.  Boom.  Same "Check, please" feel of the former, ironic title and now the cover art makes even more sense.
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« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2015, 10:19:27 PM »

 Use these titles where they best fit;


Add Some Music to Your Day
Warmth of the Sun
the Nearest Far Away Place
Surf and Turf
Spring Break
Girls on the Beach
High Tide and Hot Rods
Catch a Wave
Beach Party
Palm Tree and Moon
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« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2015, 09:12:40 AM »

Pet Sounds to just about anything else. It's become an iconic name now, but when you really think about it...its kinda generic and unexciting. If it's gotta be a song title...God Only Knows would be fitting and more intriguing a title. Or Let's Go Away For Awhile... Possibly take the original title of YSBIM, In My Childhood? That would emphasize the theme of growing up and childish but relatable teen angst.

SMiLE should have just kept on being Dumb Angel. Very very cool title, and more meaningful.

Assuming the former didnt happen, Smiley Smile should have been given its own title to distinguish it from its predecessor. By calling it Smiley, they were setting them up to be compared and for this to inevitably come up way short. They did this album and themselves a great disservice here.

Friends to Busy Doing Nothing. Just a cooler title.

Sunflower to something else. Why Sunflower? I just dont get it. Maybe something like Sandcastles? Something intricately constructed and beautiful but also fragile? IDK.

Surfs Up, as the title for a single or at least just a song on a 1967 album wouldve been perfect. As an album title in 1971 it just feels wrong. If it were up to me, that song wouldnt even be on that album, and in any case, it sounds so out of place and IS out of place that making it the centerpiece and titular track comes off as lame and desperate to me. I much prefer the original title Landlocked.

Assuming no one else has covered this, sorry if someone already has; I haven't had the chance to read more as I'm at work...anyways, I always assumed Sunflower got its name from Al's version of Back Home from this era "where sunflowers keep growing" or something like that, haven't heard it in a while. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2015, 01:04:52 PM »

Pet Sounds to just about anything else. It's become an iconic name now, but when you really think about it...its kinda generic and unexciting. If it's gotta be a song title...God Only Knows would be fitting and more intriguing a title. Or Let's Go Away For Awhile... Possibly take the original title of YSBIM, In My Childhood? That would emphasize the theme of growing up and childish but relatable teen angst.

SMiLE should have just kept on being Dumb Angel. Very very cool title, and more meaningful.

Assuming the former didnt happen, Smiley Smile should have been given its own title to distinguish it from its predecessor. By calling it Smiley, they were setting them up to be compared and for this to inevitably come up way short. They did this album and themselves a great disservice here.

Friends to Busy Doing Nothing. Just a cooler title.

Sunflower to something else. Why Sunflower? I just dont get it. Maybe something like Sandcastles? Something intricately constructed and beautiful but also fragile? IDK.

Surfs Up, as the title for a single or at least just a song on a 1967 album wouldve been perfect. As an album title in 1971 it just feels wrong. If it were up to me, that song wouldnt even be on that album, and in any case, it sounds so out of place and IS out of place that making it the centerpiece and titular track comes off as lame and desperate to me. I much prefer the original title Landlocked.

Assuming no one else has covered this, sorry if someone already has; I haven't had the chance to read more as I'm at work...anyways, I always assumed Sunflower got its name from Al's version of Back Home from this era "where sunflowers keep growing" or something like that, haven't heard it in a while. Hope that helps!

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« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2015, 07:00:38 PM »

Friends to Wake the World
20/20 to Can't Wait to Long
Still Cruisin' to Captain of My Destiny
Smiley Smile to W. Woodpecker Symphony
Brian Wilson (88) to Let it Shine or There's so Many
Imagination to Tumbling like a leaf (out on the sea of doubt) or Never Ending Sorrow
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« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2015, 08:23:59 AM »


Smiley Smile to W. Woodpecker Symphony


Since the cover already makes it look like a children's record, sure, why not?
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« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2015, 01:57:09 PM »

I usually prefer an original title rather than simply using a song title.  Summer Days, Pet Sounds, and Holland are probably the best in this regard in the Beach Boy's catalogue.  I would say of the song title approach, Wild Honey and All Summer Long are the most fitting.

I actually like a few of the alternative/unreleased/rumoured titles.  Dumb Angel, Reverberation, Landlocked, and Adult/Child offer a little more imagination in their name than a lot of the proper releases to me.  Heck, even though Sweet Insanity comes across as a little uncomfortable given the context of that period with Brian, a work under that name would make me very curious on first listen.  It's the type of image that would be fairly appropriate with a release like Love You.
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